The PolyBio Research Initiative: New ME/CFS research from some of the brightest young minds!

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Another podcast:

Dr. Amy Proal interviews Dr. Ben Readhead about studying infectious contributions to Alzheimers

Dr. Ben Readhead is the Edson Endowed Professor of Dementia Research at Arizona State University’s Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center. His work has partially focused on using biomedical informatics approaches to better understand the role of infectious agents such as herpesviruses in conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease. He is also studying the collective composition and impact of organisms (the microbiome) in the brain in order to better understand how microbial/viral activity may contribute to neurodegenerative disease.
 

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They mention a pathogen in the mouth that isn't found also in the brain, but they suggested that it may be something that the pathogen gives off that could be affecting the brain. But I can't understand what the name of the pathogen is. Does anyone know what pathogen they are talking about. Right at about 36 minutes.

I did find it, gingipains.
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12593605/
"Gingipains are trypsin-like cysteine proteinases produced by Porphyromonas gingivalis, a major causative bacterium of adult periodontitis."

And I have coincidentally been reading about olive leaf for a different reason, and it is very good for dealing with mycoplasma and also a pathogen in the mouth.
 
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Here are the first two podcasts:

Dr. John Chia talks about chronic enterovirus infection in ME/CFS - Interview by Amy Proal
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/thr...ction-in-me-cfs-interview-by-amy-proal.85961/

PolyBio Podcast - Amy Proal Interview with Dr. David Putrino: Treatment/research at Mt. Sinai's Long-Covid Clinic.
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/thr...esearch-at-mt-sinais-long-covid-clinic.86023/
You can find even more podcasts, posted by @Shanti1, by searching for all threads tagged with "polybio":
https://forums.phoenixrising.me/tags/polybio/
 

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Another podcast:

Dr. Amy Proal interviews Dr. Ben Readhead about studying infectious contributions to Alzheimers

Dr. Ben Readhead is the Edson Endowed Professor of Dementia Research at Arizona State University’s Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center. His work has partially focused on using biomedical informatics approaches to better understand the role of infectious agents such as herpesviruses in conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease. He is also studying the collective composition and impact of organisms (the microbiome) in the brain in order to better understand how microbial/viral activity may contribute to neurodegenerative disease.
Here's a new paper relevant to this podcast, by the tireless Ruth Itzhaki:

Does antiherpetic antiviral therapy reduce the risk of dementia? (Itzhaki, 2021)
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41582-021-00596-4